Ancient Oak Gun Club has final hearing


Decision on club’s special use permit due within 21 days.

Wayne Evans helped build and will manage the new Ancient Oak Gun Club at Lakewood Ranch located 16800 State Road 64 in Eastern Manatee County.Staff Photo / Thomas Bender

More than a dozen students from the Center Montessori School told a hearing officer Monday that they will be scared if a sporting clay range opens near a wooded acreage they use six to eight times a year.

The hearing officer will now rule whether the gun club can open.

Click here to read a story I wrote for my newspaper about the controversy.

I’ll  be covering the story until the hearing officer renders a decision.


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Lee Williams can’t remember a time in his life when he wasn’t shooting. Before becoming a journalist, Lee served in the Army and worked as a police officer. He’s earned more than a dozen journalism awards as a reporter, and three medals of valor as a cop. He is an NRA-certified law enforcement firearms instructor, an avid tactical shooter and a training junkie. When he’s not busy as a senior investigative reporter, he is usually shooting his AKs, XDs and CZs. If you don’t run into him at a local gun range, you can reach him at 941.284.8553, by email, or by regular mail to 1741 Main St., Sarasota, FL 34236. You can follow him on Twitter: @HT_GunWriter and on Facebook @The Gun Writer.

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